Lincoln Theater

1305 Myrtle Walk,
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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Built in 1956, the Lincoln Theater has been a movie and entertainment showplace for Baton Rouge’s African-American community for decades. For many, the Lincoln Theater was the only venue during the era of segregation.

Despite all of the community’s support, in 1986, the theater’s business took a nosedive and the Lincoln Theater was closed.

There was talk about it reopening in May 2001, but this never happened. However, the 600-seat Lincoln Theater is gradually being restored to emulate its original appearance.

Contributed by Ross Melnick

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muyloco
muyloco on June 3, 2011 at 2:43 pm

This theater is NOT open, nor did it re-open when Dick Gregory was there in 2001. It’s hopefully about to undergo some long-overdue renovations, which will keep this historic landmark around for years to come.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on July 3, 2012 at 1:17 am

Interior pictures: 1 2

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